Average Associate Engineer Salary in Afghanistan for 2022

In this article, we will look at the average Associate Engineer salary for 2022 in Afghanistan and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!

The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.

All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Afghan afghani. To keep things simple, we are using the AFN currency code instead of the currency symbol ุ‹.

How Much Does an Associate Engineer Make in Afghanistan?

An Associate Engineer working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 773,400 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 381,800 AFN to the highest average salary of 1,212,800 AFN.

Average Annual Salary
773,400 AFN
Average Monthly Salary
64,450 AFN

Lowest Annual Salary
381,800 AFN
Lowest Monthly Salary
31,816 AFN

Highest Annual Salary
1,212,800 AFN
Highest Monthly Salary
101,066 AFN

These are average salaries for an Associate Engineer in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for an Associate Engineer to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.

Associate Engineer salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.

Distribution of Associate Engineer Salaries in Afghanistan

So we've looked at the average salaries an Associate Engineer will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.

Salary ranges

We already know that an Associate Engineer can earn between 381,800 AFN and 1,212,800 AFN on average in Afghanistan. This is known as the range in statistics.

The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.

Median salary

The median salary for an Associate Engineer in Afghanistan is 791,200 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 791,200 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 791,200 AFN.

If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.

If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).

Percentiles

Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.

For the average Associate Engineer salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 525,700 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 525,700 AFN.

75% of the population earn less than 1,021,800 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 1,021,800 AFN.

Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.

The difference between a median and an average salary

The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.

  • If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
  • If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
  • If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.

Associate Engineer Salary by Experience Level in Afghanistan

The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.

We have researched the average associate engineer salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.

  • 0 - 2 Years Experience. An Associate Engineer in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 451,000 AFN.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Associate Engineer salary would increase to 581,300 AFN.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as an Associate Engineer, the average salary would be 800,500 AFN.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 990,700 AFN.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. An Associate Engineer with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 1,059,800 AFN.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For an Associate Engineer with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 1,130,200 AFN.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
451,000 AFN
2-5 Years +29%
581,300 AFN
5-10 Years +38%
800,500 AFN
10-15 Years +24%
990,700 AFN
15-20 Years +7%
1,059,800 AFN
20+ Years +7%
1,130,200 AFN

Associate Engineer Salary by Education Level in Afghanistan

As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?

In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.

The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.

In our research, we looked at the average salary for an Associate Engineer in Afghanistan based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.

  • Bachelor's Degree. An Associate Engineer in Afghanistan with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 563,000 AFN.

  • Master's Degree. An Associate Engineer in Afghanistan with a master's degree education can earn an average salary of 903,500 AFN.

Average Salary by Education Chart

Bachelor's Degree
563,000 AFN
Master's Degree +60%
903,500 AFN

How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?

The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Afghanistan is around 389,000 to 1,170,000 AFN and takes two years to complete.

As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.

It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.

Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.

Associate Engineer Salary Compared by Gender

In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.

In Afghanistan, a male associate engineer will earn an average of 812,900 AFN, while a female associate engineer will earn around 714,300 AFN.

This means that a male associate engineer earns approximately 14% more than a female associate engineer for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan

Male
812,900 AFN
Female -14%
714,300 AFN

Associate Engineer Average Pay Raise in Afghanistan

In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.

From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for an Associate Engineer in Afghanistan is around 6% every 29 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Afghanistan is around 4% every 29 months.

In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.

To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:

Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12

So for this example, it would be:

Annual Increase = ( 6 ÷ 29 ) × 12  = 2%

What this means is that an Associate Engineer in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 2% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2022

In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Afghanistan.

You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Associate Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.

Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.

An Associate Engineer is a low bonus based job, with 38% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

62% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.

For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 3% to 6%.

Received Bonus
38%
No Bonus
62%

What are the Types of Bonus?

There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:

  • Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
  • Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
  • Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
  • Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.

Government vs Private Sector Salaries

Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.

Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn approximately 11% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
971,200 AFN
Private Sector -11%
878,900 AFN

Salaries for Jobs Similar to an Associate Engineer

In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to an Associate Engineer in Afghanistan.

Job Title Category Salary
Acoustics Engineer Engineering 832,000 AFN
Assembly Engineering Technician Engineering 665,300 AFN
Assistant Chief Engineer Engineering 970,200 AFN
AutoCAD Drafter Engineering 514,300 AFN
Autocad Operator Engineering 541,700 AFN
Automation Engineer Engineering 894,500 AFN
Automation Engineer Engineering 931,700 AFN
Avionic System Support Engineer Engineering 830,500 AFN
Biochemical Engineer Engineering 786,600 AFN
BMS Engineer Engineering 836,800 AFN
Bridge and Lock Tender Engineering 466,900 AFN
Broadcast Engineer Engineering 887,100 AFN
CAD Design Engineer Engineering 854,300 AFN
CAD Designer Engineering 518,900 AFN
CAE Engineer Engineering 816,900 AFN
Ceramics Engineer Engineering 791,600 AFN
Chemical Engineer Engineering 884,700 AFN
Civil Drafter Engineering 563,000 AFN
Civil Engineer Engineering 899,100 AFN
Civil Site Engineer Engineering 913,400 AFN
Civil Technician Engineering 539,800 AFN
Commissioning Engineer Engineering 877,300 AFN
Communications Engineer Engineering 979,600 AFN
Condition Monitoring Engineer Engineering 747,400 AFN
Contract Associate Engineer Engineering 802,400 AFN
Contract Engineer Engineering 805,900 AFN
Control Systems Engineer Engineering 840,100 AFN
Controls Engineer Engineering 832,300 AFN
Controls Software Engineer Engineering 754,900 AFN
Corrosion Engineer Engineering 790,600 AFN
Design Engineer Engineering 889,400 AFN
Director of Engineering Engineering 1,751,700 AFN
Drafter Engineering 552,400 AFN
Drafting Manager Engineering 1,015,500 AFN
Drilling Engineer Engineering 848,200 AFN
Drilling Foreman Engineering 271,300 AFN
Electrical Draughtsman Engineering 454,900 AFN
Electrical Engineer Engineering 958,700 AFN
Electrical Engineering Manager Engineering 1,259,300 AFN
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist Engineering 890,100 AFN
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler Engineering 433,800 AFN
Energy Engineer Engineering 939,000 AFN
Engine Assembler Engineering 377,200 AFN
Engineer Engineering 923,000 AFN
Engineering Account Manager Engineering 939,000 AFN
Engineering Chief Designer Engineering 995,000 AFN
Engineering Consultant Engineering 1,141,600 AFN
Engineering Key Account Manager Engineering 1,296,900 AFN
Engineering Lab Technician Engineering 778,900 AFN
Engineering Manager Engineering 1,149,200 AFN
Engineering Planning Manager Engineering 1,181,200 AFN
Engineering Production Manager Engineering 1,500,800 AFN
Engineering Project Analyst Engineering 965,000 AFN
Engineering Project Coordinator Engineering 960,900 AFN
Engineering Project Director Engineering 1,716,600 AFN
Engineering Project Leader Engineering 1,078,200 AFN
Engineering Project Manager Engineering 1,235,600 AFN
Engineering Research and Development Manager Engineering 1,357,900 AFN
Engineering Safety Coordinator Engineering 672,600 AFN
Engineering Sales Manager Engineering 1,212,800 AFN
Engineering Technician Engineering 684,900 AFN
Engineering Technologist Engineering 648,200 AFN
Environmental Engineer Engineering 858,400 AFN
Equipment Engineer Engineering 800,500 AFN
Equipment Engineering Manager Engineering 1,155,400 AFN
Estimator Engineering 737,000 AFN
Fabrication Specialist Engineering 605,700 AFN
Fabricator Engineering 388,100 AFN
Facade Engineer Engineering 800,500 AFN
Fiber Analyst Engineering 498,500 AFN
Field Engineer Engineering 913,400 AFN
Field Engineering Manager Engineering 1,487,200 AFN
Fire Engineer Engineering 882,400 AFN
Fitter and Turner Engineering 283,400 AFN
Forestry Strategic Planner Engineering 1,041,900 AFN
Generation Engineer Engineering 917,700 AFN
Genetic Engineer Engineering 915,100 AFN
Geological Engineer Engineering 923,000 AFN
Geotechnical Engineer Engineering 934,900 AFN
Heavy Equipment Mechanic Engineering 447,300 AFN
Highway Engineer Engineering 878,900 AFN
HSE Professional Engineering 838,100 AFN
HVAC Engineer Engineering 938,700 AFN
HVAC Supervisor Engineering 751,700 AFN
Industrial Engineer Engineering 851,200 AFN
Industrial Engineering Technologist Engineering 819,000 AFN
Instrument Engineer Engineering 854,300 AFN
Instrument Technician Engineering 464,400 AFN
Instrumentation and Control Engineer Engineering 832,300 AFN
Instrumentation Designer Engineering 714,600 AFN
Instrumentation Engineer Engineering 852,900 AFN
Instrumentation Manager Engineering 836,800 AFN
Irrigation Engineer Engineering 858,400 AFN
Licensed Aircraft Engineer Engineering 903,500 AFN
Locomotive Engineer Engineering 870,700 AFN
Maintenance Engineer Engineering 829,000 AFN
Maintenance Fitter Engineering 301,700 AFN
Maintenance Manager Engineering 849,200 AFN
Manufacturing Engineer Engineering 852,900 AFN
Marine Engineer Engineering 889,400 AFN
Materials Engineer Engineering 868,400 AFN
Materials Researcher Engineering 772,900 AFN
Materials Technician Engineering 639,100 AFN
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer Engineering 965,800 AFN
Mechanical Design Engineer Engineering 906,000 AFN
Mechanical Designer Engineering 736,700 AFN
Mechanical Engineer Engineering 945,400 AFN
Mechanical Engineering Manager Engineering 1,249,900 AFN
Mechanical Inspector Engineering 802,400 AFN
Mechatronics Engineer Engineering 888,400 AFN
Mining Engineer Engineering 840,100 AFN
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer Engineering 970,600 AFN
Optical Engineer Engineering 854,300 AFN
Optical Instrument Assembler Engineering 447,300 AFN
PCB Assembler Engineering 301,800 AFN
Photonics Engineer Engineering 986,700 AFN
Photonics Technician Engineering 805,900 AFN
Pipeline Engineer Engineering 767,400 AFN
Piping Designer Engineering 455,400 AFN
Piping Engineer Engineering 767,500 AFN
Planning Engineer Engineering 864,700 AFN
Pressure Vessel Inspector Engineering 388,100 AFN
Principal Cost Engineer Engineering 890,100 AFN
Principal Engineer Engineering 877,300 AFN
Principal Support Engineer Engineering 878,900 AFN
Process Engineer Engineering 879,800 AFN
Process Operator Engineering 520,900 AFN
Product Development Engineer Engineering 926,000 AFN
Product Development Technician Engineering 639,900 AFN
Product Engineer Engineering 927,000 AFN
Product Safety Engineer Engineering 788,000 AFN
Production Engineer Engineering 852,900 AFN
Project Engineer Engineering 942,700 AFN
Proposal Manager Engineering 1,102,100 AFN
Purchasing Engineer Engineering 828,400 AFN
Quality Assurance Engineer Engineering 884,700 AFN
Rail Engineer Engineering 899,900 AFN
Regional Field Engineer Engineering 978,900 AFN
Robotics Engineer Engineering 986,700 AFN
Robotics Technician Engineering 713,900 AFN
Safety Engineer Engineering 895,900 AFN
Safety Inspector Engineering 701,400 AFN
Safety Manager Engineering 974,600 AFN
Safety Officer Engineering 454,300 AFN
Sales Engineer Engineering 896,700 AFN
Scheduling Engineer Engineering 824,800 AFN
Service Engineer Engineering 874,900 AFN
Solar Engineer Engineering 934,900 AFN
Staff Engineer Engineering 866,900 AFN
Static Equipment Engineer Engineering 848,200 AFN
Stationary Engineer Engineering 808,000 AFN
Stress Engineer Engineering 825,900 AFN
Structural Analysis Engineer Engineering 875,000 AFN
Structural Designer Engineering 724,000 AFN
Structural Engineer Engineering 875,000 AFN
Structural Technician Engineering 573,500 AFN
Supply Chain Specialist Engineering 812,900 AFN
Surveyor Engineering 627,900 AFN
Technical Affairs Officer Engineering 433,400 AFN
Technical Assistant Engineering 433,800 AFN
Technical Engineer Engineering 717,900 AFN
Technical Support Engineer Engineering 747,400 AFN
Tender Engineer Engineering 786,600 AFN
Test Development Engineer Engineering 870,700 AFN
Test Engineer Engineering 864,700 AFN
Transportation Engineer Engineering 847,000 AFN
Validation Engineer Engineering 745,000 AFN
Verification Engineer Engineering 791,200 AFN
Wastewater Engineer Engineering 823,400 AFN
Wind Energy Engineer Engineering 860,300 AFN
Wind Energy Operations Manager Engineering 1,125,500 AFN
Work Planner Engineering 623,700 AFN

Salary Comparison by City

If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Afghanistan, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.

City Average Salary
Herat 751,700 AFN
Jalalabad 745,000 AFN
Kabul 814,100 AFN
Kandahar 824,800 AFN
Kunduz 681,500 AFN
Mazari Sharif 765,100 AFN

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